October 29, 2021

ECE presents: #FounderFriday

This article was originally created by @Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.

In this blog, we will elaborate on the Founder Friday initiative from the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. Through this Talented Student Entrepreneurship Programme, the ECE supports ambitious student entrepreneurs from Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam to successfully complete their studies and grow their startups by providing them with a dedicated study advisor from their faculty and access to our network and community. In this news update, we would like to introduce our newest participants to the Talented Student Entrepreneurship Programme!

Kyra is currently completing her Master in Media & Creative Industries at Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) and is the face behind HashTagKH , the social media agency for ambitious entrepreneurs. She helps ambitious entrepreneurs with social media management, social media coaching and influencer marketing, and strives to help entrepreneurs grow their business by creating an authentic social media presence that attracts the right target audience. 🎯


Andre founded Buddle last year during his first year of studying International Business Administration at Rotterdam School of Management. Buddle is an intelligent virtual assistant for product managers that allows for easy access to all kinds of different workplace services.


Benedikt is the founder of SAROWA – an innovative social startup that tackles one of the biggest environmental concerns in the resource consuming fashion industry (an average t-shirt needs 2800 litre water, no matter whether it’s fair-trade, bio or another certification!). SAROWA upcycles fabrics to create new, colourful bags using production technology that creates strictly limited and unique products. As a socially responsible startup, they give people in Cambodia a chance to live a better life by employing physically disabled people and paying them fair wages. On top of that, SAROWA donates up to 2 months of school meals to children in need.


The COVID-situation has shown the world how important it is to be digitally visible and to provide a customer experience from the highest quality standards with the help of new technologies. That is why, a few months before starting his pre-master at Erasmus School of Economics, Marvin founded MADE Consultancya growth specialist that supports B2B business to structure and optimize their marketing and sales activities. 


Nowadays,everyone follows people – influencers, musicians, actors, streamers or any other form of creator. At Jelly, co-founders (and IBA students) Daniel and Max are working on redefining what it means to be a follower. Utilizing the block chain, and other related technologies, they work with outstanding creators to create unique, authentic and exciting experiences for their fans that morph the digital and analog world – and allow for a more intimate connection between creator and follower.

We look forward to being a part of their startup journey and supporting them in achieving their academic AND entrepreneurial ambitions! For more information about the programme: ECE